We are pleased to announce that Vancouver RLadies has teamed up with Vancouver DataJam to bring you Datafest 2022!
Vancouver DataJam's Datafest 2022 is a week-long workshop series from September 26th - October 1st, where you can develop your coding skills and meet other community members. Participating groups include RLadies, PyLadies, Women in Machine Learning/Data Science, SFU Scientific Programming, and Women Techmakers.
This event series celebrates tech talents here in BC and encourages more people, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, to participate in the community. Our workshops cover various topics, including R, Python, MLOps, and inclusive instructor training. Each workshop will either be held in-person or virtually for 2-3 hours led by some of Vancouver's most talented data practitioners and multiple teaching assistants.
We aim to foster a beginner-friendly environment and to increase the visibility of WoC and gender minorities in the fields of data science and technology. If you have any questions or concerns about the event please contact Sheia at firstname.lastname@example.org
The registration deadline is 2 days before the workshop. Please note we have limited capacity and you may be added to a waitlist.
We are a local chapter of R-Ladies, a global non-profit organization encouraging, inspiring and empowering women and non-binary people to become contributors and leaders in the R programming community ( https://rladies.org/).
Our mission is to create a friendly, inclusive and diverse community for people who code or would like to learn how to code in R in the Vancouver area. As a community, we focus on giving opportunities, mentorship and voice to women and non-binary people who remain an underrepresented group in the programming realm.
Questions and Answers:
What is R and who is R for?
R is one of the top programming languages for processing, analyzing and visualizing data. Anyone who works with data, which in this day and age is almost most of us, can benefit from basic knowledge of R and find its data science tools useful. R is open-source, free and is supported by a welcoming, generous and fun community of developers.
What events are run or planned to be run by R-Ladies Vancouver?
Workshops, talks, spotlight on research utilizing R, hackathons and coding cafe evenings. Monthly, free of charge.
Who can join the R-Ladies Vancouver community & events
Everyone. You can be a part of building diverse and inclusive communities. Join us in our mission towards an increased presence of women and non-binary people as programmers and leaders. How can we attain this? By focusing our support and resources on this group during meetups, allowing their voices to be heard and when space is limited considering donating a spot to women/non-binary members. Also, all levels of R welcome. We do require our members to follow the R-Ladies Global Code of Conduct (https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct)
How can I contribute?
Share your knowledge and coding skills by facilitating a workshop, give a talk, suggest a talk/workshop, suggest a speaker, mentor, help us find a sponsor to host our free of charge monthly events
Who organizers & contributes to R-Ladies Vancouver events?